Child Protection Week, media coverage + our new ad

Posted by Dee Spink on September 10, 2020

This week is Child Protection Week. We know you will be busy making this week an important one for the children, families, carers and other stakeholders in the child protection system, but we hope you and your co-workers have also had an opportunity to reflect on the incredible work that you do as statutory officers and Departmental employees. Child protection is everyone’s business, but the role you play is an especially important one – thank you for the work you do.

JCU Enterprise Agreement Variation

Posted by Megan Denny on September 10, 2020

Since our last email to you negotiations for a variation to your JCU Enterprise Agreement have not gone well.

Your safety matters in QBFP

Posted by Olivia Hill on September 9, 2020

Aggression and violence from vessel owners, operators and fishers towards us and our colleagues is becoming more common.

Quarantine arrangements for AGCC

Posted by Darren Roach on September 8, 2020

We had several inquiries from staff about altered quarantine orders that allow staff who have been placed on 14 days quarantine, to return to work at AGCC. Staff members are expected to take the most direct route to work (without stopping), and are expected to go straight home when they finish work.

Disestablishment Of PSBA announcement

Posted by Ty Prior on September 7, 2020

You may have seen that today the Queensland Government announced the intended disestablishment of the Public Safety Business Agency (PSBA). You can see the email from the Police Commissioner here.

ThankQ and well done to every Community Education Counsellor!

Posted by Kate Flanders on September 7, 2020

Community Education Counsellors and Regional Community Education Counsellors do an enormous amount to ensure all students succeed, feel safe and that there is cultural safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and staff, across our great state.

Breaking: Bain Capital confirmed as new owner of Virgin Australia

Posted by Billy Colless on September 4, 2020

The second creditors meeting was held this morning and creditors overwhelmingly voted to endorse the sale of Virgin Australia to new owner Bain Capital.

Next week is School Support Staff Recognition Week!

Posted by Kate Flanders on September 4, 2020

Next week, from 7 – 11 of September, we will be celebrating School Support Staff recognition week (SSSRW)!

Schools and their communities have faced many challenges during COVID-19 this year. But, thanks to you and the essential work that you do, students have been able to continue to have access to great education.  

University Sector Update - 3 September

Posted by Megan Denny on September 3, 2020

We have all seen the hardship that the Higher Education sector in our country has been facing due to the effects of COVID-19. Higher Education is not the only sector doing it tough right now, we here at the union office feel very close to, and passionate about members in the sector as we know it's difficult to see what the future holds.

Your QIRM Enterprise Agreement update.

Posted by Megan Denny on September 3, 2020

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute has recently made contact with your union regarding your Enterprise Agreement.  

You can read what we received below, in bold: 

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